As a missionary, there are some times when God steps in, moments when you say “Ah Ha! That’s what it was all about!” You do the planning, but when you see things come together, there is no way you can claim the credit for it and you realize that it was God was working behind the scenes all along.This week I had one of those moments.
Ministry update by Tim and Sharie Martiny, Missionaries in Guatemala. In other special activities this month, we took the girls from Fundaninos out for a day with our family. We visited a national park at Lago de los Pinos where we spent the day swimming, playing soccer and relaxing by the lake. For many of them it was the first time they had ever swam in a lake and they loved it.
The Unquantifiable. During my time as a missionary in Guatemala I have found that there are some things that are connected to our lives which we never see in their fullness. Like the ripples in a pond carrying out from the splash made by a rock tossed into water. The fruit of and long term effects of ministry oftentimes carry on beyond our sight.
"Don’t you feel bad about wasting your skills by being a missionary in Guatemala?” Was a question asked of me at a Bible study group last week after I shared about our ministry teaching, training and discipling orphaned and impoverished children in Guatemala and explained how I came to be a missionary here.